Katie Price moves son Harvey to residential college to give him a chance at an independent life
A big change for both of them.
While Katie Price might be most known for modelling and her celebrity marriages, she is also a huge advocate for parents whose children have additional needs.
Price's eldest child Harvey, who was born in 2002, has had additional needs all his life due to autism, septo-optic dysplasia and Prader-Willi syndrome.
Katie has raised Harvey as a single mother and says that Harvey has not heard from his father, retired footballer Dwight Yorke, in the last 14 years.
Now an adult Katie says she wants Harvey to lead a more independent life and has chosen to find him a residential college for him to live and be educated at.
"It’s so upsetting to think I won’t see him every day but this is the best thing for Harvey and we have to think positively because I don’t want him to think I’m just getting rid of him.
This is his chance to live an independent life, learn skills and socialise with people other than me.
I need to learn to let go but it’s tough — anyone in my position knows how hard it is.
We have an incredible bond."
According to The Sun has her heart set on sending Harvey to the National Star long-term living accommodation in Cheltenham.
At the beginning of 2020 Harvey started at a residential school for five days, returning home at weekends but due to the pandemic had to return home.
Price says that moving to a college is something that Harvey wants too as he wants to be treated more like an adult;
"When he goes to college he will learn to be an adult. He says now, ‘Mummy, I’m not a boy, I’m a man.
He will live there until he’s 25 and have his own space to study and keep fit."
Price also hopes that being at the residential college will help Harvey make friends and be able to socialise more like his peers.